Thanks for the good wishes, y'all! I'll try to get Melinda on here eventually.
Tom, Melinda is 5' 5", fairly long-waisted. I started out on a Gladius, and it was a little tall for my wife, though not too bad. She can flat-foot the Strom pretty easily now that it's been shortened. I liked the Gladius just fine for short, zippy rides on decent pavement around the area, but the Strom is just better sorted for the kind of riding I like to do.
BStrom - you guys look like you're having a great time there.
Henery - Thanks for the tip. I already got the brace, but Rick's on my list for some future farkelage.